St. Patrick’s Day Activities
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Do you ever wonder how St. Patrick’s Day got started? Every year we celebrate in all shades of green. We wear green clothing, wear silly green hats, pinch people, and get all excited about rainbows and search for pots of gold that we know really don’t exist.
If you would like to learn more about the origins of St. Patrick’s Day, read my previous post here.
Kids love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Here is a list of resources for finding lots of great activities for your kids or students. Plan ahead, have fun, and enjoy the day.
No Time for Flashcards demonstrates how to create shamrock prints using a rolling pin.
Learn how to create hand-print leprechauns and more with Crafty Morning.
Get a little messy with this Coin Dig presented by The Pleasantest Thing.
Mess for Less demonstrates how to make a St. Patrick’s Day votive cup.
Totschooling offers a free printable package for toddlers and Pre-K kids.
Here is a fine motor shamrock craft presented by Still Playing School, written for Pre-K Pages.
Enjoy reading about several St. Patrick’s Day activities from Inspired Mama.
Hands On As We Grow has several articles available with lots of great ideas. Go check them out!
Print off several great coloring pages from Crystal & Co.
I loved paper dolls when I was a little girl! You can print out leprechaun paper doll printables for FREE from Kids Activities Blog.
A St. Patrick’s Day greeting card that lights up! Learn how to make it at Left Brain, Craft Brain!
Head over to Spaceships and Laser Beams and see how they make a delicious looking green velvet shamrock cake.
Today, I want to feature an activity by Rockabye Butterfly. They made cute tissue paper shamrocks.
I like this activity because it gives kids an opportunity to cut, pinch, paste, and touch while they learn all about the color green. If you are like me and like to include Christian activities or information, this is a good time to remind kids that St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland and he used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.
For more ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, consider the following resources: